Portrait: Alex Miles

“I’m at a really interesting moment in my life where I had some goals in college and high school and I reached them. And I’m so insanely privileged to be able to say that I accomplished them. I’ve done most of the goals or am currently doing them.

I need to recalibrate my values for what I’m going to do for the rest of my life. I was so focused on those goals and getting there and now I’m here. What now? What’s adds purpose or satisfaction to my life? I’m trying to figure that out. I’m totally fucking lost on what to do next.

All of this is coming from such a place of extreme privilege. It’s hard for me to get over that guilt.

Sure, I could make that goal another job or task. Another professional mountain to climb. But what if there’s more to life than just climbing those mountains? What if I need to slide down this one and find a beach? I can see what the next mountain is, but I don’t know what it actually is. I’m having trouble deciding if I even want to do it.”

—Alex Miles (@Milesalex)